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Open, Honest, Sex

Jacky St. James is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of ethical, erotic content. As an avid feminist and proponent of positive sexuality, her work aims to explore, embrace, and normalize the varied path of female desires.

She has guest lectured at UC Santa Barbara, UCLA and her work can be found on a variety of outlets including and Showtime.


For St. James, the key to enriching the (adult film) sector lies in putting women behind the camera.

Maria Crespo

Producers like Jacky St James are changing what kind of porn gets made.

Yolisa Mkele

She’s one of the best storytellers and tension builders—not just in porn.

Michelle Shnaidman, Bellesa Creator

St. James is just one of many directors creating an image of bonding between actors, and her directing style exemplifies how adult films are not as unfeeling or brutal as they are made out to be.

Lara Santos

St. James is also known for being an outspoken feminist, and for creating strong female roles that celebrate women's complexity and independence.

Jenny Kutner,

St. James didn’t want to make just any old erotic series when she created Submission. She was on a mission to tell a truthful story about sexual desire — and debunk what she felt was an abusive portrayal of BDSM in Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Sarah Long, She Knows Magazine